More than 18,000 life-saving treatments for kids

Aug 2018

SCI Foundation

Charity Partner
Our August 1% will treat more than 18,000 children and at-risk adults from deadly neglected tropical diseases with Schistosomiasis Control Initiative (SCI). Schistosomiasis is among a handful of parasitic and bacterial infections threatening 836 million children worldwide. Without treatment, these kids could die or suffer a lifetime of disabilities and severe pain. Treating them, as well as efforts to improve nutrition, education and economic productivity (the pillars of our 1% projects) is the secret to ending extreme poverty. Our 1% will be allocated in the next funding stream from SCI. We'll update you which country it will reach as soon as we know.

The SCI Foundation assists Ministries of Health across Sub-Saharan Africa to control and then eliminate schistosomiasis and soil transmitted helminths (STH – whipworm, hookworm, roundworm) from their population utilising the World Health Organization’s Drug Donation Programme for praziquantel and albendazole. 230 million people require preventive treatment with praziquantel, and over 835 million children need a treatment with albendazole/mebendazole, to eliminate these parasitic diseases from their bodies. Treatment prevents anaemia, impaired growth and development in children and the development of life-threatening conditions of bladder cancer, kidney malfunction or liver and spleen damage. 100% of Be One Percent donations are allocated to direct programme costs.

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